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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for SA

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia Regional Office



Issued at 3:56 pm Thursday, 18 August 2016.

An intense low pressure system is situated well south of the Bight. A weakening
cold front associated with the low is continuing to move across the State.

Winds have begun to ease ahead of the front and severe weather is no longer
expected, however winds over central and eastern districts will likely remain
fresh to strong and gusty over the next few hours.

The situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued
if necessary.

Wind gusts recorded earlier today include 100 km/h at Kuitpo, 96 km/h at Cleve,
95 km/h at Hindmarsh Island and many locations in the range 80-85 km/h.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines;
* Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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